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Post  Guest on Tue May 01, 2012 10:27 pm

Mass floods and yet hosepipe bans....


So why aren't the water companies and Environment agency transferring as much flood water back to the reservoirs?


No No No

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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue May 01, 2012 11:02 pm

Larry365 wrote:Mass floods and yet hosepipe bans....


So why aren't the water companies and Environment agency transferring as much flood water back to the reservoirs?


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because when the ground is dry and hard the water runs off and does not have time to sink into the aquifers, also there is so much concrete these days that again it runs off.
However if they fixed the leaks they may have more success, but then people do not want to pay any more in bills.

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Post  Guest on Tue May 01, 2012 11:39 pm

Army... tankers...pumps... reservoir... simples.


Can't do it Britain.

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Post  Guest on Fri May 04, 2012 4:38 pm

So come on then.... how many millions of gallons has been redirected from flooded fields, roads and towns into storage. Answers on a postcard please.

We can build tunnels under cities for trains, create hydro-electric power stations inside mountains, build huge damns, massive sky scrappers and bridges that span miles... yet we can't grab water from one place and transfer it to another.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri May 04, 2012 4:49 pm

Larry365 wrote:So come on then.... how many millions of gallons has been redirected from flooded fields, roads and towns into storage. Answers on a postcard please.

We can build tunnels under cities for trains, create hydro-electric power stations inside mountains, build huge damns, massive sky scrappers and bridges that span miles... yet we can't grab water from one place and transfer it to another.

In the words of Alan Sugar... "You're Fired!"

you can't do that though. the water can go into the ground into aquifers but if it is rock hard it runs off first.
I suppose they could pump it from rivers into reservoirs.

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Post  Guest on Fri May 04, 2012 4:52 pm

If there's six feet of water running through the high street why can't you transfer it?

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Post  jadeloue on Sat May 05, 2012 8:30 pm

too much building and concrete no where for water to go
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Post  Flap Zappa on Sun May 06, 2012 12:34 am

Larry365 wrote:If there's six feet of water running through the high street why can't you transfer it?

well you need somewhere for it to go so unless you are pumping it there needs to be storage downhill from where the water is, a reservoir on every high street?????

alternately you would have to pump it to a reservoir in which case you would need large tunnels and high pressure pumps all over the place.
Most water ends up in a river and then the sea.
it is most annoying when you are six feet underwater and there is still a hosepipe ban.

apart from flood plains there would not be many places you could put the necessary infrastructure to divert the water.

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Post  Guest on Sun May 06, 2012 12:39 am

A fleet of tankers, simple.

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Post  Hugh Jardon on Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:43 am

Guest wrote:A fleet of tankers, simple.


Oh Keith... you are such a card.

One question... How could the tankers get to a flooded area?
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Post  IlonaSong on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:09 pm

In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus and occupied (still do) the northern half of the island. At the time the Turkish half accounted for over 80% of Cyprus' reservoirs. So what did the southern 'Greek' half do? Yes they started building reservoirs. To conserve water they introduced water rationing, all year round at first but as more reservoirs came online the amount of rationing was reduced. By the time I was posted to Cyprus in 1987 there was no rationing at all, not even in the height of summer. Today Cyprus is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Mediterranean and still no water rationing.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:19 pm

@IlonaSong wrote:In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus and occupied (still do) the northern half of the island. At the time the Turkish half accounted for over 80% of Cyprus' reservoirs. So what did the southern 'Greek' half do? Yes they started building reservoirs. To conserve water they introduced water rationing, all year round at first but as more reservoirs came online the amount of rationing was reduced. By the time I was posted to Cyprus in 1987 there was no rationing at all, not even in the height of summer. Today Cyprus is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Mediterranean and still no water rationing.

Amazing things reservoirs, especially when there are no NIMBYS!

I am surprised there is no water rationing here either, the river dries up in the summer but the water flows all year round from the tap.

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